TAKING A STROLL DOWN KIMONO LANE -- An Open Air Clothing Market in Old Japan
Another pic for members of the KKKK --- Krazy Kooky Kimono Kollectors !
This nice, "candid" street scene is about 110 years old. With the exchange rates as they were back then, the average North American and European could probably have purchased every kimono in sight for a small pittance.
Just think of the great Kimono Kollection you could have amassed !
What does it take to make the fanciest Kimonos ? How much do they cost TODAY ?
Here's what America's greatest KKKK Member has to say ......
".........[The most expensive Kimonos] begins a single strip of white Japanese silk. It takes months, sometimes even years, and as many as 50 people to transform the silk into the finished garment.......Each kimono is a testament to the needle skills of the people who made it........[Wedding Kimonos] cost anywhere from $8,000 to $60,000......"
(The most expensive Kimono I ever held folded up in my hands cost US $20,000)